A series of comfy seats next to the windows allow those inside to relax in style even as a modest design approach defines the tranquil space. The house feels like an empty canvas that is being slowly filled with the colors of life… A work in progress.
The gorgeous home in the woods is blessed with a variety of planet-friendly features like the photovoltaic panels that provide it with all the power it needs a rainwater harvesting system that recycles and replenishes the local water source and passive heating and cooling design that keeps the internal temperature moderate. These green technologies not only cut back on the carbon footprint of the house but also make sure that the surrounding greenery and ecosystem is left largely untouched and pollution-free.
For most of us it is the ground floor of our home that holds the entrance and the living area with the top level holding the bedrooms and other private spaces. But the Cliff Dwelling nestled on a steep cliff next to Lake Austin flips this floor plan to suit the specific needs of the site and it is the rooftop garden retreat and entrance that steal the show here.
This might not be a full-fledged residence but this Japanese-style pool house and spa on the banks of Whitefish Lake in Montana rivals any lakeside home both in style and eco-sensibility. Designed by David Koel of CTA Architects Engineers the dwelling includes a unique stone garden relaxing outdoor hangout refreshing indoor pool an art gallery-style entry and a whole lot more here. An eco-friendly retreat designed for those who love both nature and unfettered opulence!
An extensive timber façade gives the house a distinct identity and sets it apart from its neighbors even as the interior is draped in a relaxing neutral color palette. The contrast is stark yet stylish as one is transported into a sophisticated and ergonomic living environment where space is utilized to the hilt.